Engineering

Zaniac’s engineering program provides a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation. These courses focus on the design elements of high-quality, engineering-rich tinkering activities, and use a unique approach that helps students learn.

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robotics fall 2015

Become A Master!

  • Intro to LEGO® Robotics
  • Engineering Takes Flight - Drones
  • Aerospace Engineering - Kerbal Space Program
  • Arduino Microcontrollers
  • Circuits I
  • Circuits with Coding II
  • Engineering and Robotics I
  • Engineering and Robotics II
  • Engineering and Robotics III
  • Engineering and Robotics IV

Students Receive a Mastery Certificate Upon Completion of the Progression

Engineering!

Class Details:

  • Semester long classes meet 90 minutes once a week.
  • Monthly Tuition every 4 weeks.
  • Low ratio of 6 students or less per instructor.
  • Perfect for tomorrow’s engineers — kids who like hands-on play.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Personal progress emails after every class from your instructor
  • Peer-based instruction and a fun atmosphere — Learn and build with friends.
  • For grades K-8.

Class Hourly Schedule:

Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Wed: 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm and 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm

Check campus Schedule for class availability or call our campus 305.668.0605

Mastery Progression

Engineering Junior:
Engineering and Robotics I (K-5)

Students get an introduction to simple machines such as; levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and complete challenges through building motorized mechanisms in teams. Students learn the basics of robotics, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring engineering concepts. They will learn basic builds and programming techniques for robotic solutions to defined specifications and get introduced to a variety of sensors and motors.

Circuits I (K-5)

Intro to Circuits uses littleBits®, the easiest way to prototype electronics, to teach basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more. Students build projects ranging from synthesizers to flashlights, exploring the world through the lens of easy-to-build magnetic circuits.

Engineering Apprentice:
Engineering and Robotics II (K-5)

Students work on learning various applications of robotics such as: robots for construction, production, battle and sport; to expand on building and engineering techniques. They learn more in depth use of sensors, such as touch, color, infrared and gyro and deepen their understanding and mastery of programming by coding their robot to overcome an obstacle course.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I

Circuits with Coding II (2-6)

Students continue to work with littleBits® and learn to incorporate coding concepts to create programmable electronic prototypes. (Available January 2019).
Pre-requisite: Circuits I

Engineering Master:
Engineering and Robotics III (3-6)

Students dive into the study of environmental science concepts such as renewable and non-renewable resources, carbon footprints, recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation while they gain a deeper understanding of engineering and programming. In the second part of this course they design and build robots that will submerge in a pool to solve water robotics challenges.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I and II

Engineering and Robotics IV (3-6)

Students work with advanced programming skills, where they program their robot to perform multiple functions and solve challenges using all sensors and motors. In the second part of this course students dive deeper into programming and combining different technologies to work with bio robotics. They build and program robotics systems that will be activated by their own muscles and body by combining LEGO EV3, EMG boards, Arduino and transmitting electrodes.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I, II and III

Drones! In Engineering Takes Flight (4-8)

The intersection of engineering and computer science takes flight with Drones! In Engineering Takes Flight, campers learn about drones and will use creativity and critical-thinking skills to successfully engineer the design and code behind two drone models. Students will discuss nature’s influence on the technology and the design of drones. Students explore physics and geometry to understand how the anatomy of a drone supports its course of flight and how to program their drone with block programming commands to pilot their drone’s flight path. By combining these concepts, students will complete a variety of hands-on challenges and understand the real-world applications of drone technology.

Engineering Pro
Aerospace Engineering - Kerbal Space Program (5-8)

Students get to explore a whole new universe by creating and managing their own space program. They can explore aerospace engineering and orbital mechanics by designing, testing, and launching airplanes and rockets to complete a series of missions. Through this course students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, learn through experimentation, and unleash their creativity with an iterative design approach.

Arduino Microcontrollers (5-8)

Students learn programming logic through hands-on hardware projects and work with sensors to explore the science of light and sound, and build creatively with motors, wires, and real circuit boards to create projects like color-mixing lamps. Offered only as private class.
Pre-requisite: Circuits I and II.

VEX Robotics (3-8)

Students learn robotics through VEX, an open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance students science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills through hands-on robotics activities. (Available January 2019)